Somer Valley Walking Festival is now in its third year. Its aim is to encourage local people and visitors to explore the beauty of the area’s countryside and discover its rich heritage.

To kick of the Festival, on Friday 14th September at 7.30-8.30pm, Stephen Clewes of Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Heritage Team will deliver a talk on The Romans in the Somer Valley at Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP. Admission £3.
For further details or to book a place call 01761 437722

Saturday 15th September

There is one longer walk on Saturday

Priston Music Festival from the entrance to the Bath Business Park near to the Circle Bath Hospital, Foxcote Avenue, Peasedown St John, BA2 8SQ

10am A 7.5 mile circular walk to Priston across fields and quiet country roads to enjoy live music for three hours at the Festival arriving back by 5.30pm.  Walkers wishing to make their own way home should advise the leader.

This walk will be led by Kathy Thomas 

How to Join In!

These notes relate to Somer Valley Walking Festival, not the rest of the Bathscape Walking Festival

Places are limited.  You are welcome to turn up on the day, but if you wish to guarantee a place, call 01225 477265 or email

Children:  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on all the walks.

Dogs:  Well behaved dogs, on a short lead, are welcome unless otherwise specified.

What should I wear/bring?  For all the walks, appropriate footwear should be worn.  For the longer walks, walking boots are recommended.  Please dress for changes in the weather with layers, waterproofs, hat and sunscreen.  Please bring any food or drink you may need.  If you would like to bring your own OS map, you will need Explorer 142.

Accessibility: Please note that the walks are on uneven ground and are therefore unlikely to be suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

For more information, you can download Somer Valley Walking Festival 2018, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

The Somer Valley Walking Festival would like to thank all the leaders and other volunteers and also their partners and sponsors: Bath and North East Somerset Council, Cam Valley Wildlife Group, Paulton Parish Council, Peasedown St John Parish Council, Radstock and Westfield Big Local, Radstock Cooperative Society, Radstock Museum, The Ramblers, and the Somersetshire Coal Canal Society.

Start Date Saturday 15th September 2018
Start Time 10:00
Duration Various
Distance Various
Places Available 20
Meeting Point Please check walk details as there are several starting points


Start / Finish

Peasedown St John

Meeting Point

Please check walk details as there are several starting points